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    The Seven Gates of Hell
    Allaah says:

    لها سبعة أبواب لكل باب منه جزء مقسوم

    "Indeed the hell fire is the dwelling place of them all. It has seven gates and within each gate there is an
    appropriate punishment for each inhabitant…"
    (Hijr: 44)

    Imam As Sa'di (Rahimahullah) mentions in his tafseer: "The gates of Hell are structured one gate below the
    other descending, opposite the gates of paradise, which have one gate above the other ascending. The
    distance between each gate is 500 years prepared for Iblees and all of his followers.

    The First Gate: This gate is called Jahannam, as Allah mentions in many verses in the Qur'an:

    قالوا لا تنفروا في الحر قل نار جهنم أشد حرا لو كانوا يفقهون

    "They said (i.e. the hypocrites): "Don't go out for war during the heat!" Say (i.e. Muhammad) the fire of
    Jahannam is even hotter if you only understood." (Tawbah: 81)

    This gate is called Jahannam because the fire will scorch the faces of the men and women who enter it!!!
    Their faces will be sullen and glum. It will eat away at their flesh and Allah says:

    كلما نضجت جلودهم بدلنناهم جلودا غيرها ليذوقوا العذاب

    "Every time the fire eats away their flesh We will replace it with new flesh so they can taste the
    punishment…" (Nisaa':56)

    Imam As Sa'di (Rahimahullah) mentioned in his tafseer: this is in response to their obstinacy and resistance
    in the life of this world. Just as they continued to reject obedience to Allah and submission to Him, likewise
    the fire will continue to burn up their flesh and when it reaches the point of almost being obliterated, Allah
    will remove the old flesh and replace it with new flesh, a just recompense for their rebellion in this life."

    The ironic thing is, this is the lightest punishment that one can receive in Hell outside of the specific
    punishment of Abu Talib the uncle of the Prophet (Sallahu alaihi wa salam)

    The Second Gate: This Gate is called Ladha', as Allah says in the Qur'an:

    كلا إنها لظى نزاعة للشوى تدعوا من أدبر وتولى وجمع فأوعى...

    "There is no way out for them, except the Ladha (i.e. Fierce Blaze) will certainly scorch the inward organs
    and the outward flesh! It will invite everyone who turned away from following the truth, heedless of it
    and gathered wealth but refused to spend it in the cause of Allah…" (Ma'arij:15)

    This level of hell is called Ladha because the fire will eat away at their body parts one by one, both
    internally and externally. It will invite those who abandoned Tawheed (i.e. Islamic monotheism) and turned
    away from that which the Prophet (Sallahu alaihi wa salam) came with.


    The Third Gate: This gate is called Saqar, as Allah says:

    سأصليه سقر وما أدراك ما سقر ولا تبقي واتذر لواحة للبشر عليها تسعة عشر...
    "We will throw him into the Saqar and what will make you know what Saqar is? It is a scorching fire, it
    spares nothing and leaves nothing behind it will shake them vehemently and over it are nineteen angels "

    (Mudathir: 26-30)

    It is called Saqar because it will eat up the flesh of the human being and not his bones. But listen to what
    Allah mentioned about those who enter this particular level of hell:

    في جنات يتسائلون عن المجرمين ما سلككم في سقر قالوا لم نك من المصلين ولم نك نطعم المسكين وكنا نخوض مع الخائضين
    وكنا نكذب بيوم الدين حتى أتانا اليقين.
    "Those in paradise will ask the criminals what has landed you all in Saqar? They will say: "We were not of
    those who used to pray
    and we didn't feed the poor and we used to talk vainly with those who talked vain
    talk and we used to deny the Day of Recompense until death came to us and we saw the reality of all that
    we denied" (Mudathir:40-47)

    So there are a total of four things that they were guilty of, which ultimately landed them in this level of the
    hell fire:

    The First: They did not offer salat (i.e. prayer) and the scholars also use this as a proof to show that
    abandoning the salat is Kufr (i.e. disbelief). And it also shows how serious it is because it was the first thing
    they mentioned out of all the offenses they were guilty of. In essence they refused to give Allah His right.
    The Second: They did not feed the poor. Meaning they refused to benefit the needy on all levels.

    The Third: They used to talk vainly with those who talk in vain. Meaning they used to indulge in falsehood
    and used it to argue unjustly against the truth.

    The Fourth: They used to deny and reject the Day of Recompense and this is the end result of delving into
    falsehood.


    The Fourth Gate: This gate is called Al Hutamah, as Allah says:

    كلا لينبذن في الحطمة وماأدراك مالحطمة نار الله الموقدة التي تطلع على الأفئدة إنها عليهم مؤصد فعمد ممددة
    "Nay they will be thrown into Al Hutamah (i.e. Crushing Fire). And what will make you know what Al
    Hutamah is? The fire of Allah kindled by men and stones which scorches the hearts. Surely it is vaulted over
    them in pillars widely extended.
    " (Humazah: 4-9)

    It is called Al Hutamah because it will shatter the bones of the human being and burn the heart and other
    internal organs. The fire will start at his feet and burn all the way through until it reaches the heart!!! Allah
    says:

    إنها ترمي بشرر كالقصر كأنه جمالة صفر
    "Indeed it (i.e. the hell fire) spits out sparks the size of mansions, as if they were yellow herds" (Mursalat: 32-
    33)

    The individual in the fire will turn completely black when the sparks ascend up and scorch their faces, hands
    and bodies. They will cry tears until their tear ducts are completely exhausted then they will cry blood and
    when the blood is completely exhausted they will cry pus until the pus is completely exhausted!!!! They will
    leave behind a pool so great that if a ship wanted to set sail on top of what they cried it would have no
    problem doing so!!!


    The Fifth Gate: This particular gate is called Jaheem, as Allah mentions in many verses:

    خذوه فغلواثم الجحيم صلوا ثم في سلسلة ذرعها سبعون ذراعا فاسلكوه إنه كان لا يؤمن بالله العظيم ولا يحض على طعام
    المسكين...
    "Seize him and shackle him!! Then roast him in Jaheem (i.e. hell fire) in chains that are seventy cubits long.
    This is because he did not believe in Allah, the Magnificent and he did not encourage the feeding of the
    poor." (Al Haqq: 30-34)

    This gate is called Jaheem because it is actually one big piece of hot coal that is bigger than the lowest
    heaven as we know it. And look at the crimes of the one who enters this particular gate:

    The First: He did not have the correct belief in Allah. This is to correct the misunderstanding of those who
    deride having the correct aqeedah and make discouraging statements such as "Why do they spend so much
    time studying Aqeedah?!!" or "We can learn Tawheed in 10 minutes!" or those who simply say: "I just believe
    in Allah!" This is a very nonchalant approach towards the greatest right over us as human beings, which is
    the right of Allah (i.e. Tawheed) the right to be worshiped alone without any partners.

    The Second: They refused to give the creation their rights, which is the most important right after the right
    of Allah. He did not encourage the feeding of the poor.



    The Sixth Gate: This gate is called Sa'eer, as Allah says:

    فريق في الجنة وفريق في السعير
    "A group in paradise and a group in Sa'eer (i.e. the blazing fire)" (Shurah: 7)


    Allah also says about the people therein:

    و قالوا لو كنا نسمع أو نعقل ما كنا في أصحاب السعير فاعترفوا بذنبهم فسحقا لأصحاب السعير
    "And they will say: "If we had listened and used our intellect we would not be inhabitants of As Sa'eer (i.e.
    blazing fire)!! They confessed their sins but away with the companions of As Sa'eer" (Mulk: 10-11)

    This gate of Hell is called As Sa'eer because it is constantly kindling, rather it has never ceased to kindle from
    the moment it was created!! In it are 300 castles and in each castle there are 300 houses and in each house
    there are 300 types of punishments.

    In this particular level of hell there are scorpions and snakes, ropes, chains and shackles!! There is also
    something call the "Pit of Agony", which is incomparable and unparalleled to any other type of punishment
    in hell. When the door of this pit is opened the people in the hell fire will grieve austerely!!!


    The Seventh Gate: This gate is called Al Haawiyah, as Allah says:

    وأما من خفت موازينه فأمه هاوية وما أدراك ما هيه نار حامية
    "As for the one whose scales are light, then the Hawiyah will embrace him like a mother embraces her child.
    And what will make you know what Al Hawiyah is? It is a kindled fir burning hot." (Al Qa'riah: 8-11)

    This gate of hell is called Al Hawiyah because whoever enters this level of the hell fire will never come out!!!
    Notice Allah said that the fire will embrace him like a mother embraces her child!! In this level of the hell
    fire there is a well that will let out a breeze of fire and when this breeze comes out it will be so hot and
    powerful that all of the fires in the other levels of hell will seek refuge in Allah from it!!!

    In this level of the hell fire there is a mountain made of fire and the enemies of Allah will be laid on their
    faces on this mountain and their hands will be tied to their necks and their necks tied to their feet and over
    them will stand the Zabaaniyah, who are angels that guard this particular level of the hell fire, as Allah
    says:

    سندعو الزبانية...
    "And We will call the Zabaaniyah (i.e. angels who guard the hell fire)…" (Alaq: 18)

    The hands of the Zabaaniyah will be like iron and when they strike one of those in the hell fire one time
    with their hands they let out a scream so loud that both the Jinn and mankind can hear.



    --
    تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْفُرْقَانَ عَلَىٰ عَبْدِهِ لِيَكُونَ لِلْعَالَمِينَ نَذِيرًا”

    “Blessed be He who sent down the Furqaan (Qur'an) to His slave Muhammad that he may be a Warner to the Mankind”.

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  • #2
    Seven Levels of Hell

    Is the following correct?


    Jahanam
    Most commonly understood to mean Hell. In fact, it is one of the levels of Hell. There are seven levels of Hellfire:


    1. Jaheem - the shallowest level of Hell. It is reserved for those who believed in Allah and His Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, but who ignored His commands.
    2. Jahanam - a deeper level where the idol-worshippers are to be sent on the Day of Judgement.
    3. Sa'ir - is reserved for the worshippers of fire.
    4. Saqar - this is where those who did not believe in Allah will be sent on the Day of Judgement.
    5. Ladha - will be the home of the Jews.
    6. Hawiyah - will be the abode of the Christians.
    7. Hutama - the deepest level of Hellfire. This is where the religious hypocrites will spend eternity. The worst of Allah's creation are the Munafiqeen (Hypocrites), whether they be mankind or Jinn, for they outwardly appear to accept, but inwardly reject, Allah and His Messenger.
    My ♥ only lets الله‎ in
    ‘O Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, guide me, give me health and grant me sustenance.’
    “Once you are real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

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    • #3
      Re: Seven Levels of Hell

      detailed explanation - source yahoo answers

      1- jahannam : this is the worst it is for the dis-believers,those who do not believe in God.

      Then do those who disbelieve think that they can take My servants instead of Me as allies? Indeed, We have prepared Hell for the disbelievers as a lodging." alkahf 102

      2- latha: this is the second worst it's for those who don't appreciate Gods blessings, who don't say al hamdu llah when things are good, and aren't patient when things are bad.and don't give zakat i think.

      "No! Indeed, it is the Flame [of Hell],(15) A remover of exteriors. (16) ,It invites he who turned his back [on truth] and went away [from obedience] (17) And collected [wealth] and hoarded.(18) Indeed, mankind was created anxious: (19) When evil touches him, impatient, (20) And when good touches him, withholding [of it], (21) Except the observers of prayer - (22) Those who are constant in their prayer (23) And those within whose wealth is a known right (24) ........ al-Ma'arij

      3- alhatama : it is for those who speak ill of people behind their backs. and those who love money more than God.

      Woe to every scorner and mocker (1) Who collects wealth and [continuously] counts it. (2) He thinks that his wealth will make him immortal. (3) No! He will surely be thrown into the Crusher. (4) And what can make you know what is the Crusher?(5) It is the fire of Allah , [eternally] fueled, (6) Which mounts directed at the hearts.(7) Indeed, Hellfire will be closed down upon them(8) In extended columns.(9) .................Al-Humazah

      4- alsa'er : it's for those who do not believe in the last day "judgment day"

      "But they have denied the Hour, and We have prepared for those who deny the Hour a Blaze." alfurkan 11

      5- saqir : those who do not pray.those who do not feed the needy, those who do not have a direction in life "waste their life" and those who do not believe in the last day.

      [And asking them], "What put you into Saqar?"(42) They will say, "We were not of those who prayed,(43)Nor did we used to feed the poor.(44)And we used to enter into vain discourse with those who engaged [in it],(45)And we used to deny the Day of Recompense(46) .. al-muddathir

      6- jaheem: if fro the proud those who thought their sex or color or origin or money or family made them better than evertone else, and made them think they are too good to worship God and to pray with allah's slaves.

      [It will be commanded], "Seize him and drag him into the midst of the Hellfire,(47) Then pour over his head from the torment of scalding water." (48) [It will be said], "Taste! Indeed, you are the honored, the noble!(49)
      description of aljaheem "By which is melted that within their bellies and [their] skins"(20) ...alhaj
      it says scolding water will be poured over their heads, so hot it will melt their heads and continue to melt their bellies and skin.


      7- alhawia : this is for the hypocrites those who say they believe in allah byt when they're alone are the worst enemies of allah and do the most harm .this is the deepest and lowest level of hell.

      mohammad (PBUH) said the fire we have on earth is 1/70 of the heat of hell's fire.
      he also said hell's fire burned fore 1000 years till it became red and then another 1000 years till it became white and then another 1000 years till it became black. so hell if very dark. and it is so deap it takes 70 years to reach the bottom.
      My ♥ only lets الله‎ in
      ‘O Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, guide me, give me health and grant me sustenance.’
      “Once you are real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

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      • #4
        Re: Seven Levels of Hell

        Shalom ~

        I knew you guys had the concept of the different 'levels' of Hell, but I wasn't aware there was specific criteria assigned to them. I suppose this, in a way, is a reflection of what I was referring to in that "better = closer to G-d" and "worse = apart from G-d" but not with as well-defined divisions as this. I'm not at all prepared to speak on the more esoteric schools of thought on this within Judaism, but those scholars most involved with Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) are the go-to guys on our side of the house. I try to keep it simple and do the best I can each day!

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        • #5
          Re: Seven Levels of Hell

          Originally posted by A Blue Thread View Post
          Shalom ~

          I knew you guys had the concept of the different 'levels' of Hell, but I wasn't aware there was specific criteria assigned to them. I suppose this, in a way, is a reflection of what I was referring to in that "better = closer to G-d" and "worse = apart from G-d" but not with as well-defined divisions as this. I'm not at all prepared to speak on the more esoteric schools of thought on this within Judaism, but those scholars most involved with Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) are the go-to guys on our side of the house. I try to keep it simple and do the best I can each day!
          how comes your keyboard wont let you write God << its coming out like G-d
          My ♥ only lets الله‎ in
          ‘O Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, guide me, give me health and grant me sustenance.’
          “Once you are real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

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            Re: Seven Levels of Hell

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            • #7
              Re: Seven Levels of Hell

              Originally posted by MuslimBrother' View Post
              Allah is the most merciful, have a balance of fear and hope :)
              My ♥ only lets الله‎ in
              ‘O Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, guide me, give me health and grant me sustenance.’
              “Once you are real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

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              • #8
                Re: Seven Levels of Hell

                Originally posted by A Blue Thread View Post
                Shalom ~

                I knew you guys had the concept of the different 'levels' of Hell, but I wasn't aware there was specific criteria assigned to them. I suppose this, in a way, is a reflection of what I was referring to in that "better = closer to G-d" and "worse = apart from G-d" but not with as well-defined divisions as this. I'm not at all prepared to speak on the more esoteric schools of thought on this within Judaism, but those scholars most involved with Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) are the go-to guys on our side of the house. I try to keep it simple and do the best I can each day!
                You know when you are describing something or phrasing it like you did, you are not saying GOD's name in vain. I refuse to say his name in vain. not correctly spelling it, we still know what you are referring to.. just cuz you spell it like that, does not mean you are not mentally saying his name... with that being said.. somebody can say God's name silently and it still be bad so you saying it not in vain silently will not be considered bad... hope i make sense


                random thought** also to people who type cuss words and use >( * ) to replace one letter.. we still know what you mean... i often think about saying the word freakin sometimes too. yeah it might sound dumb but im still intending it the same way as the original cuss word ya know? who am i to say frreakin is not a bad word? like who made that rule? anywho.. just random thoughts in my head



                jazakallah khair for the thread miss fairy
                Raindrops.hail.ouch

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                • #9
                  Re: Seven Levels of Hell

                  hell for the proud those who thought their sex or color or origin or money or family
                  ^ just remember that peeps.
                  My ♥ only lets الله‎ in
                  ‘O Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, guide me, give me health and grant me sustenance.’
                  “Once you are real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

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                  • #10
                    Re: Seven Levels of Hell

                    Originally posted by Fairy View Post
                    how comes your keyboard wont let you write God << its coming out like G-d
                    *reply for FeedMeKnowledge as well:

                    The Hebrew text of the Torah is written without vowels, and many Jews continue this into typing the name of G-d without the "o". (You'll see it written as YWVH sometimes as well. Different strokes.) Think of it as a show of respect, like you write (pbuh) or (saw). Mind, not all Jews do this, but it's something I subscribe to.
                    Last edited by A Blue Thread; 14-05-13, 02:52 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Seven Levels of Hell

                      Originally posted by A Blue Thread View Post
                      The Hebrew text of the Torah is written without vowels, and many Jews continue this into typing the name of G-d without the "o". (You'll see it written as YWVH sometimes as well. Different strokes.) Think of it was a show of respect, like you write (pbuh) or (saw). Mind, not all Jews do this, but it's something I subscribe to.
                      Ahh I see.

                      when Airports flights say LDN for London.
                      My ♥ only lets الله‎ in
                      ‘O Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, guide me, give me health and grant me sustenance.’
                      “Once you are real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

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                      • #12
                        Re: Seven Levels of Hell

                        then why not type gd?
                        Originally posted by A Blue Thread View Post
                        *reply for FeedMeKnowledge as well:

                        The Hebrew text of the Torah is written without vowels, and many Jews continue this into typing the name of G-d without the "o". (You'll see it written as YWVH sometimes as well. Different strokes.) Think of it was a show of respect, like you write (pbuh) or (saw). Mind, not all Jews do this, but it's something I subscribe to.
                        Originally posted by Fairy View Post
                        Ahh I see.

                        when Airports flights say LDN for London.
                        and oops. i didnt know u were serious : / my bad
                        Raindrops.hail.ouch

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                        • #13
                          Re: Seven Levels of Hell

                          Originally posted by FeedMEknowledge View Post
                          and oops. i didnt know u were serious : / my bad
                          LOL no worries- maybe I learn from you, maybe you learn from me, and it's all good. Being civil and friendly at the end of the day is always good thing, in my book. L'chaim! (To Life!)

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                          • #14
                            Re: Seven Levels of Hell

                            Originally posted by A Blue Thread View Post
                            LOL no worries- maybe I learn from you, maybe you learn from me, and it's all good. Being civil and friendly at the end of the day is always good thing, in my book. L'chaim! (To Life!)
                            I hope you dont turn on us like the other ones did.
                            My ♥ only lets الله‎ in
                            ‘O Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, guide me, give me health and grant me sustenance.’
                            “Once you are real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

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                            • #15
                              Re: Seven Levels of Hell

                              Originally posted by Fairy View Post


                              ^ just remember that peeps.
                              yes pride is a major sin that can put someone in hell, but just wanted to say that the information that you have may not be accurate since it was taken from yahoo answers. anybody can write something on yahoo answers, and unless that person listed a source, how are we supposed to know if the information is authentic?
                              ***Reminder- It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood that RasulAllah :saw: said: Whoever reads Tabaarak allaathi bi yadihi’l-mulk [i.e., Soorat al-Mulk] every night, Allaah will protect him from the torment of the grave.
                              And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare [in horror]. [Quran, 14:42]

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